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August 16, 1965
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August 16, 1965


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One of the best college basketball prospects in Texas is Ronnie Peret, who stands 6 feet 9, weighs 230 pounds and is well coordinated enough to have played shortstop on his Plainview High School baseball team when he was not on the basketball court.

Naturally, the recruiting pressure has been exceptional. Many a college wanted Ronnie. But Texas A&M got him. The heaviest pressure came from his 87-year-old Grandmother Effie, who is an Aggie fan.

"She just kept saying, 'Ronnie, you'll do just fine at Texas A&M,' " Ronnie explained. "Then she'd tell me she would cut off the cakes and pies if I didn't go there. She really put on terrible pressure."

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